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    Age-related macular degeneration: webinar

    AMD is Australia's leading cause of legal blindness.

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    One in seven Australians over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this webinar, Macular Disease Foundation Australia will cover:

    • what is AMD
    • who is at risk
    • how you can control your risk factors
    • what symptoms you need to to be aware of

    The webinar will also consider what lifestyle and nutritional changes you can make to reduce your risk of AMD or slow its progression.

    When: Thursday 14 October

    Time: 2-3 pm AEST

    Where: online

    About the presenter

    Sabine Ostrowski is the National Manager of Healthcare Relations at Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA). She is a highly experienced optometrist and a graduate of the University of Melbourne. Driven by a strong interest and passion for public health, Sabine moved from a career in clinical practice to the not-for-profit sector to drive and improve eye health education.

    A dedicated and evidence-based clinician and educator, Sabine is excited by the expanding role that MDFA is pursuing in health professional education. Sabine has been invited to join the Vision 2020 Australia Prevention and Early Intervention Committee and then the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee because of her clinical knowledge, public health interests and leadership in preventative eye health. She is a member of Optometry Australia and the Australian College of Optometry.

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